(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1996)

Document title

The Geography Lesson: photographs and the construction of imaginative geographies

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, CANADA


An 1851 stereoscopic daguerreotype (The Geography Lesson) frames this exploration of photography, travel and geography in the mid-nineteenth century. At a time when travel was embraced as a way of seeing and knowing the world, photographs offered a new means of acquiring, ordering and disseminating geographical information. The work of traveller-photographers is used to show how the views were employed to provide visual access to sites of travel. The historicity of photographic practice is demonstrated


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of historical geography / ISSN 0305-7488 / CODEN JHGEDP

Editor : Academic Press, London ; Academic Press, San Francisco, CA ; Academic Press, New York, NY - ROYAUME-UNI (1975)

Millesime : 1996, vol. 22, no1 [pp. 16-45]

Collation : Illustration ;



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